Ted Cruz suspends presidential campaign

Texas senator Ted Cruz is suspending his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination following his loss to Donald Trump in the Indiana Republican primary,...

BPSB names Scott Smith new Superintendent

The Bossier Parish School Board has elected Scott Smith as the new Superintendent of Schools to succeed D.C. Machen, Jr., who is retiring. Smith was...

Give for Good day extended due to “technical issues”

Around 8:30 a.m. the Give for Good website (www.giveforgoodnla.org) began experiencing technical issues on the giving website. These issues happened across the country in communities...

Bossier Parish weather and flood update

Weather and potential flood information presented to members of the Bossier Parish Emergency Management Advisory Committee: Red River crest level has changed slightly in...

BPT Sports

Softball: Five Benton players make first-team All-District 1-4A

Five Benton players were named first team on the All-District 1-4A softball team selected by the district’s coaches. Sophomore pitcher Ashley Hunter, junior infielder Abi...

All-District 1-4A softball team

Note: The All-District 1-4A team was selected by the district’s coaches. FIRST TEAM P — Emma Callie Delafield, North DeSoto, Jr.; Ashley Hunter, Benton, So. IF...

Softball: Ten Bossier Parish players named first-team All-District 1-5A

Ten players from Bossier Parish schools have been named to the first team All-District 1-5A softball team selected by the district’s coaches. Runner-up Airline placed...

All-District 1-5A softball team

NOTE: The All-District 1-5A softball team was selected by the district’s coaches. FIRST TEAM P — Hannah Hutson, Airline, Jr.; Callie Crandall, Byrd, Sr. C —-Bayley...

BPT Life

Get it Growing: Keep landscapes safe for kids

Small children require careful attention outdoors As the weather warms up, kids and adults alike begin to spend more time outside. I think it is...

History: WOODEN NICKELS ACCEPTED HERE

Two articles in the July 30, 1936 issue of The Planters’ Press promoted a wooden nickel campaign in Bossier City. The first article announced “The...

Library: Keep “Hoopla for Kids” in mind for summer vacation

I know parents do not need to be reminded that the school year is about to end and summer is on the way.  Summer...

Obituary – Annie Marie Thorn

Annie Marie Thorn BOSSIER CITY, LA - Services celebrating the life of Annie Marie Thorn, 77, who passed away on May 1, 2016 will be...

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